MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Dhamar Murub Singa Barong 709.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Dhamar Murub Singa Barong 709 A fine and very rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the ladrangan Jogja styles, with the handle made of hard ebony or tayuman woods, and the top sheath made from very well selected trembalo woods, having and open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A silver granular mendak or ferrule completes fittings.

Long and very sturdy blade with prominent triangular spine, and 3 waves or luks located at the top called dhamar murub. Other rare features include the singa barong or lion, inlaid with 18K gold, and the presence of another elongated picetan at the opposite side.

Pamor patterns are also rare and are arranged in the miring technique showing blotches of horizontal arrangements called pamor koro welang. It is said to enhance the owner status as well as popularity.

Condition: Very good condition.

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.1".

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Our Pledge:

We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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